Tuesday marks deadline for voter registration in Virginia’s November elections

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(WFXR) — If you’re a Virginian and you plan on voting in the Nov. 2 general elections, time is running out for you to register to cast your ballot.

According to the Virginia Department of Elections, the deadlines for registering to vote or updating your voter registration information for the November elections are listed below:

  • Mail-in applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, Oct. 12
  • In-person applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12
  • Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12

By following this link for the department’s Online Citizen Portal, any Virginian can check or update your registration information, register for the first time, preview your ballot, and request an absentee ballot.

“Online voter registration makes voting more accessible for residents of Virginia,” said Christopher Piper, Virginia’s Commissioner of Elections. “The Virginia Department of Elections is committed to making voting as accessible and secure as possible.”

However, in order to register to vote in Virginia, you must fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a resident of Virginia
  • Be at least 18 years old by the upcoming Nov. 2 general election
  • Have had voting rights restored if convicted of a felony
  • Have had the capacity restored by court order if declared mentally incapacitated

In addition to registering online, eligible Virginians may register at their local voter registration office — for which you can find contact information by clicking here — as well as DMV customer service centers and social service offices.

For more information about voter registration or casting a ballot in the November elections, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website or call toll-free at 800-552-9745.

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